Movie Series #2: William Eggleston In the Real World (84 minutes)

The film reveals the deep connection between William Eggleston’s personality and his work, and also reveals his parallel commitments as a musician, draftsman and videographer. Eggleston  is one of the most influential photographers of the latter half of the 20th century. Born July 27, 1939, he is widely credited with increasing recognition for color photography as a legitimate artistic medium.


His portraits and landscapes of the American South reframed the history of the medium and its relationship to color photography. He said: “I had the attitude that I would work with this present-day material and do the best I could to describe it with photography, not intending to make any particular comment about whether it was good or bad or whether I liked it or not. It was just there, and I was interested in it.” The artist’s experiments with color film during the 1960s challenged the conventions of photography, since at the time, dye-transfer photography was considered beneath serious photographers, relegated to commercial prints and tourist snapshots. Eggleston was drawn to the everyday, boring, and the banal– and wanted to show the inherent beauty of things that we often overlook. Over the last three decades, Eggleston’s photographs have generated a profound and sweeping influence.

July 24 2019 7:00 PM
2015 J. Street, Suite 101
Sacramento, CA 95811
United States
Phone: 916-441-2341
Admission $ 10.00

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